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Legal aid

To apply for legal aid in person or over the phone, see Do I qualify? and How to apply.

 

Where to find legal aid services

Legal aid services are available in-person or over the phone throughout the province.

We accept applications for legal aid at offices across BC. You can also apply by calling the province-wide Legal Services Society (LSS) Call Centre.

Legal aid offices also provide public legal education and information materials. As well, in some communities, you can get help from:

  • Aboriginal community legal workers,
  • legal information outreach workers, and
  • community partners.

Legal aid offices
Aboriginal services
Legal information outreach services
Community partners
Other help

Legal aid offices

There are 34 communities in BC where you can apply for legal aid and get legal information.

Click on the community closest to you for:

  • the address, phone number, and hours for your local legal aid office; or
  • nearest courthouse intake location.

Abbotsford

John Conroy, Rob Dhanu, and Uphar Dhaliwal, Barristers & Solicitors

2459 Pauline Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S1

Phone: 604-852-2141
Fax: 604-853-3059

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9am to 4pm

See map

John Conroy, Rob Dhanu, and Uphar Dhaliwal, Barristers & Solicitors
Abbotsford courthouse

32203 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W6

Hours:
Mon, Thu: 9am to 12pm

See map

Burns Lake

Warren Chapman, Barrister and Solicitor

343 Yellowhead Highway 16
Box 258
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0

Phone: 250-692-3339
Fax: 250-692-3342

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1pm to 4:30pm

Campbell River

Doug Marion, Barrister & Solicitor

1261 Ironwood Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 5T4

Phone: 250-287-9521
Fax: 250-287-9529

Hours:
Wed, Fri: 9am to 3pm (office)
Closed: 11am to 1pm (office)

See map

Doug Marion, Barrister & Solicitor
Campbell River courthouse

500 – 13th Avenue
Campbell River, BC V9W 6P1

Hours:

See map

Chilliwack

John Conroy, Rob Dhanu, and Uphar Dhaliwal, Barristers & Solicitors
Chilliwack Community Services

45938 Wellington Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7

Phone: 604-793-7243
Fax: 604-792-1910

Hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri: 9am to 3pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

See map

Courtenay

Doug Marion, Barrister & Solicitor

1625B McPhee Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 3A6

Phone: 250-897-1400
Fax: 250-897-3261

Hours:
Tue: 9am to 3 pm
Closed: 11am to 1pm
Thu: 1pm to 3pm

See map

Doug Marion, Barrister & Solicitor
Courtenay courthouse

420 Cumberland Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 2C4

Hours:

See map

Cranbrook

Richard J. Strahl, Barrister & Solicitor

5 - 12th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2R8

Phone: 250-426-4066
Fax: 250-426-4076
Toll-free: 1-877-426-4066

Hours:
Mon to Thu: 8:30 am to 4 pm
Closed Fri: mid-June to mid-Sept

See map

Dawson Creek

Glenn Stasiuk, Barrister & Solicitor

201 - 10300 10th Street
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T6

Phone: 250-782-7366
Fax: 250-782-7346

Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Wed: 8:30am to 12pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

See map

Duncan

Denice Barrie, Barrister & Solicitor
c/o Duncan Courthouse

238 Government Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1A5

Phone: 250-753-4396
Fax: 250-753-5345

Hours:
Tue: 9am to 4pm
Thu: 9am to 12pm

See map

Fort St. James

Michael Reed, Barrister & Solicitor
c/o Fort St. James courthouse

2537 Stones Bay Road
Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

Toll-free: 1-866-614-6999

Hours:
Tue: 9am to 4pm

See map

Fort St. John

Robert K. O. Zeunert, Barrister & Solicitor

9830 – 110th Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2T1

Phone: 250-785-8089
Fax: 250-785-8092

Hours:
Mon and Wed: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

See map

Hazelton

Linda D. Locke, QC, Barrister & Solicitor
c/o Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance Society

4305 Field Street
Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

Phone: 250-842-5218
Fax: 250-842-5987
Toll-free: 1-877-842-5218

Hours:
Mon, Wed and Thu: 9am to 4pm
Tue: 1pm to 4pm

See map

Linda D. Locke, QC, Barrister & Solicitor
Hazelton courthouse

2210 West Highway 62
Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

Hours:
Criminal matters - every third Fri (if judge available)
Family matters - first Wed of the month: 9am to 12pm


See map

Kamloops

Louise Richards, Barrister & Solicitor

208 – 300 Columbia Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 6L1

Phone: 250-314-1900
Fax: 250-314-1605

Hours:
Mon and Wed: 9am to 11am, 1pm to 3:30pm
Tue and Thu: 1pm to 3:30pm

See map

Louise Richards, Barrister & Solicitor
Aboriginal band outreach

Adams Lake, Neshonilith, Chu Chua
Kamloops, BC

Hours:
contact the Kamloops legal aid office

Louise Richards, Barrister & Solicitor
Kamloops courthouse

2nd Floor, 455 Columbia Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 6K4

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu: 9am to 11:30am

See map

Kelowna

Andrew Vandersluys, Barrister & Solicitor

210 – 347 Leon Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8C7

Phone: 250-763-8613
Fax: 250-763-3594

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9am to 3:30pm
Closed: 11am to 1pm

See map

Andrew Vandersluys, Barrister & Solicitor
Kelowna Law Courts

251 – 1355 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

Hours:
Mon to Thu: 9am to 3:30pm
Closed: 11am to 1pm

See map

Langley

Craig D. Sicotte, Law Corporation

206 – 20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3

Phone: 604-532-8898
Fax: 604-533-0115

Hours:
Tue and Thu: 9am to 4:30pm

See map

Nanaimo

Denice Barrie, Barrister & Solicitor

210 Milton Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2K6

Phone: 250-753-4396
Fax: 250-753-5345

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu: 9am to 5pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm
Tue: 1pm to 5pm

See map

Denice Barrie, Barrister & Solicitor
Aboriginal band outreach

Qualicum, Snaw-naw-as, Penelakut, Lake Cowichan, Snuneymuxw, Malahat, Lyackson/Halalt, Stz'uminus
Nanaimo, BC

Hours:
contact the Nanaimo legal aid office

Denice Barrie, Barrister & Solicitor
Nanaimo courthouse

35 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 0B3

Hours:
Tue: 10am to 12pm (Criminal applications only)

See map

Nelson

Richard J. Strahl, Barrister & Solicitor

203 - 514 Vernon Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4E7

Fax: 250-426-4076
Toll-free: 1-877-426-4066

Hours:
Fri: 10am to 4pm

See map

New Westminster

Craig D. Sicotte, Law Corporation
Law Courts, Begbie Square

651 Carnarvon Street, Rm 222
New Westminster, BC V3M 1C9

Phone: 604-585-6595

Hours:
Mon: 9am to 12pm
Wed: 9am to 3pm

See map

North Vancouver

Dan M. Sudeyko, Barrister & Solicitor
c/o North Vancouver Provincial Courthouse

200 East 23rd Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 4R4

Phone: 604-980-7000
Fax: 604-981-0076
Toll-free: 1-855-220-2800

Hours:
Sep to Apr
Mon to Thu: 8:30am to 3:00pm

May to Aug
Mon to Wed: 9am to 4:30pm

See map

Penticton

Anna Campbell, Barrister & Solicitor
Penticton Courthouse

106 - 100 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5A5

Phone: 250-493-7164
Fax: 250-493-7165

Hours:
Mon, Wed, and Thu: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm
Tue: 9am to 1pm
Fri: 9am to 12pm

See map

Port Alberni

Charles H. Beckingham, Barrister & Solicitor
c/o Beckingham and Company

5029 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V5

Phone: 250-724-5137
Fax: 250-724-4422
Toll-free: 1-877-724-0111

Hours:
Mon to Thur: 9am to 5pm
Fri: 9am to 3pm

See map

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Courthouse
(Vancouver Regional Centre satellite)

2620 Mary Hill Road, Room 323
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B2

Phone: 604-472-0634
Fax: 604-472-0638

Hours:
Mon to Thu: 9am to 4pm
Closed: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

See map

Prince George

Beatrix Josephy Law Corporation

1057 Third Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3E3

Phone: 250-564-9717
Fax: 250-564-8636

Hours:
Mon to Thu: 9am to 4pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

See map

Beatrix Josephy Law Corporation
Prince George Law Courts

250 George Street
Room 1042 or 1043
Prince George, BC V2L 5S2

Hours:
Wed and Thu: 9:30am to 11:30am

See map

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert
(Terrace Regional Centre satellite)

c/o Government Agent Office
201 – 3rd Avenue W.
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L2

Phone: 250-624-7701
Fax: 250-624-7421
Toll-free: 1-800-787-2511

Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

See map

Quesnel

Gary J. Lilienweiss, Barrister & Solicitor

342 Kinchant Street
Quesnel, BC V2J 2R4

Phone: 250-992-8387
Fax: 250-992-7661

Hours:
Tue and Thu: 8:30am to 12:30pm

See map

Richmond

Birgit Eder and Eric Warren, Barristers & Solicitors

201 - 8171 Cook Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 3T8

Phone: 604-370-0094
Fax: 604-370-2414

Hours:
Mon to Thu: 9am to 4pm
Fri: 9am to 12pm

See map

Salmon Arm

Arthur Channer, Barrister & Solicitor
Aboriginal band outreach

Splats'In
Salmon Arm, BC

Hours:
contact the Salmon Arm legal aid office

Arthur Channer, Barrister & Solicitor
Salmon Arm Provincial Court

550 2nd Avenue N.E.
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S4

Phone: 250-545-3666
Fax: 250-545-4419

Hours:
Tue: 8:30am to 11:30am

See map

Smithers

Linda D. Locke, QC, Barrister & Solicitor
Smithers Courthouse

3793 Alfred Avenue
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Fax: 250-842-5987
Toll-free: 1-877-842-5218

Hours:
Tue: 9am to 12pm

See map

Surrey

Craig D. Sicotte, Law Corporation

102 - 10706 King George Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T 2X3

Phone: 604-585-6595
Fax: 604-585-7898

Hours:
Mon to Thu: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed: 12:00pm to 1pm
Fri: 8:30am to 12:00pm

See map

Craig D. Sicotte, Law Corporation
Surrey courthouse

14340 – 57 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3X 1B2

Hours:
Mon to Thu: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Closed: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fri: 9:00am to 12:00pm

See map

Terrace

Terrace Regional Centre

207 - 3228 Kalum Street
Terrace, BC V8G 2N1

Phone: 250-635-2133
Fax: 250-635-9085
Toll-free: 1-800-787-2511

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

See map

Vancouver

Vancouver Regional Centre
Administration

510 Burrard Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8

Phone: 604-601-6000
Fax: 604-682-7967

See map

Vancouver Regional Centre
Intake

510 Burrard Street, Suite 425
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8

Phone: 604-601-6206
Fax: 604-681-2719

Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am to 12:30pm

See map

Vanderhoof

Michael Reed, Barrister & Solicitor

2575 Bute Avenue, PO Box 1430
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

Phone: 250-567-2810
Fax: 250-567-2801
Toll-free: 1-866-614-6999

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm

See map

Michael Reed, Barrister & Solicitor
Vanderhoof courthouse

2440 Bute Avenue
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

Hours:
Mon: 9am to 4pm

See map

Vernon

Arthur Channer, Barrister & Solicitor

Suite E, 3105 – 31st Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 2G9

Phone: 250-545-3666
Fax: 250-545-4419

Hours:
Mon: 8:30am to 3pm
Wed: 10:30am to 3pm
Thu: 12:30pm to 3pm

See map

Arthur Channer, Barrister & Solicitor
Vernon courthouse

3001 27th Street
Vernon, BC V1T 4W5

Hours:
Wed: 8:30am to 10:00am
Thu: 8:30am to 12pm
Fri: 8:30am to 11:30am

See map

Victoria

Roland P. Kuczma, Barrister & Solicitor

218 – 852 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1H8

Phone: 250-388-4516
Fax: 250-388-4664

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9am to 12pm

See map

Roland P. Kuczma, Barrister & Solicitor
Aboriginal band outreach

Tseycom Reserve, Esquimalt First Nation, Port Renfrew Reserve
Victoria, BC

Hours:
contact the Victoria legal aid office

Roland P. Kuczma, Barrister & Solicitor
Victoria Law Courts

Rm 134A - 850 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 1B4

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9am to 12pm

See map

Roland P. Kuczma, Barrister & Solicitor
Western Communities courthouse

1756 Island Highway
Victoria, BC V9B 1H8

Hours:
Mon and Thu: 8:30am to 10am
Every other Wed: 8:30am to 10am

See map

Williams Lake

Alfred Kaiser, Barrister & Solicitor

201 - 369 Oliver Street
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4

Phone: 250-398-7359
Fax: 250-305-6878

Hours:
Tue and Thu: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Wed: 1pm to 4:30pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

See map

Alfred Kaiser, Barrister & Solicitor
Williams Lake courthouse

540 Borland Street, 4th floor
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R8

Hours:
Wed: 9am to 12pm

See map

If you have to call long distance to reach a legal aid office, you can phone Service BC and ask them to put your call through for free.

Remember that if you are using a cell phone, the length of the call may still affect your phone bill.

Aboriginal services

Aboriginal community legal workers provide legal information and limited advice services (find locations).

Intake services outreach to Aboriginal communities is provided by legal aid offices in the following communities:

  • Kamloops — Adams Lake, Neshonilith, and Chu Chua
  • Nanaimo — Qualicum, Snaw-naw-as, Penelakut,
    Lake Cowichan, Snuneymuxw, Malahat, Lyackson/Halalt, and Stz'uminus
  • North Vancouver — D'Arcy and Mount Currie
  • Salmon Arm — Splats'In
  • Victoria — Tseycom Reserve, Esquimalt First Nation, and Port Renfrew Reserve

For hours, call the legal aid office (see above).

Family advice clinics are available in the following communities:

Community partners (see below)

Legal information outreach services

Legal information outreach workers are available in several locations to give legal information and provide referrals (find locations).

Community partners

Community partners provide legal information and connect people to legal aid services (find locations).

Other help

You can also get some help from government agents at Service BC offices across the province. For example, you can:

  • send or receive documents by fax,
  • get our legal publications, or
  • access a computer to look up legal information on the Internet.
Last updated August 6, 2014